The art and life of Dorothy Napangardi
Japingka Gallery is currently open with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. The exhibition The art and life of Dorothy Napangardi can also be viewed online in full here.
This retrospective exhibition for Dorothy Napangardi (1952- 2013) shows the artist’s journey towards the refined style of the later Mina Mina paintings that established her career as an outstanding artist. All artworks from the exhibition are available for sale, comprising 36 paintings and 11 limited edition prints.
The earliest work dates back to 1997. From these early compositions we see the structural elements that are transformed into large visions of the Mina Mina ceremonial site. The artist develops and reworks the subject in paintings spanning the years 2003 to 2009. In 2002-2003 Dorothy’s work was presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney in an exhibition titled Dancing Up Country.
The exhibition honours the life and art of Dorothy Napangardi. This exhibition is presented with the support of Roslyn Premont, whose long association with Dorothy’s artwork has given so much to this story.